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Veterinary Pharmacology : A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse - Amanda Rock

Veterinary Pharmacology

A Practical Guide for the Veterinary Nurse

Paperback Published: 5th April 2007
ISBN: 9780750688628
Number Of Pages: 288

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Designed and written specifically for veterinary nurses, it focuses on the practical application of knowledge and encourages a problem-solving approach by introducing a discussion of the potential uses of drugs and exploring a variety of therapies. The text builds upon a general background of anatomy and physiology, chemical sciences and microbiology enabling the reader to understand and engage with the topic more fully. Photographs and detailed line drawings illustrate the more complex areas of pharmacology and aid comprehension of the general action mechanisms of the various drugs discussed. Complicated concepts are presented in a user-friendly way to maximise understanding.

Key Features:

  • The first book on pharmacology that meets the needs of every veterinary nurse - from student to qualified
  • Each chapter is headed with a list of learning outcomes for easy use
  • Inclusion of self-test questions to aid revision
  • A useful reference tool in clinical situations
  • Offers practical advice on pharmacy management
  • Recent research into drug therapy is included and future pharmacological therapies and recommended treatment protocols are discussed

Prefacep. vii
Introduction to pharmacologyp. 1
The role of the veterinary nurse in drug therapyp. 3
Pharmacy lawp. 13
Pharmacy practicep. 19
General pharmacologyp. 35
The sciencesp. 47
Biologyp. 49
Chemical sciencesp. 73
Microbiologyp. 81
Applied pharmacologyp. 87
The treatment of infectionsp. 89
Immunological productsp. 101
Pharmaceutical preparations used for the respiratory systemp. 111
Pharmaceutical preparations used for the cardiovascular systemp. 117
Pharmaceutical preparations used for the gastrointestinal tractp. 127
Pharmaceutical preparations used for the genitourinary systemp. 135
Pharmaceutical preparations for the CNS and neuromuscular drugsp. 141
Pharmaceutical preparations used for the treatment of endocrine disordersp. 149
Pharmaceutical preparations used in the eye, ear, nose, throat and mouthp. 159
Pharmaceutical preparations used in dermatologyp. 165
Pharmaceutical preparations used for malignant disease and immunosuppressionp. 173
Pharmaceutical preparations used to treat poisoning casesp. 183
Pharmaceutical preparations used for nutrition and fluid balancep. 191
Premedicants and local and general anaesthesiap. 199
Analgesicsp. 213
Glossaryp. 221
Multiple Choice Questionsp. 225
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780750688628
ISBN-10: 0750688629
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th April 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.59

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